Progressive-metalcore band SUASION  announce acoustic performance and release play-through

Progressive-metalcore band SUASION announce acoustic performance and release play-through

Belgian progressive metalcore band SUASION have announced that they will perform two acoustic tracks at Jera on Air festival for Just Like Your Mom catering and Punktastic. Showcasing the band’s ever evolving diversity, the performances are part of the Mom's Living Room sessions.
Suasion have also released a play through of current single 'Heritage'. Check it out here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Krkc0zlIGY4
 
The original ‘Heritage’ video can be viewed here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0Kth4Ys_hI
 
Check out the band at one of the following festivals this summer:

24 June - Jera On Air, Ysselsteyn,The Netherlands
8-10 July - UK Tech Metal Fest. UK
26 August - 6K Fest Unreal Night II, Liège, Belgium

SUASION strive to tread new musical ground whilst making music that’s as accessible as it is experimental. From the atmospheric opening to the punchy verses, new single 'Heritage' is complex yet hook laden; the subtle musical layers work together to create an emotive backdrop, with technical instrumentation adding unique flair. Cutting lyrics of personal struggles match the music’s intensity and emotion, but also add a very human element to the polished sound. 

Heritage is the first single in a series that will be released throughout 2016, and provides a great introduction to this fascinating new band. 

Progressive post-rock foursome FOES unveil new video and single for 'The Everest'

Progressive post-rock foursome FOES unveil new video and single for 'The Everest'

Mesmerising progressive post-rock fourpiece FOES are delighted to unveil their new single 'The Everest' - out today via Basick Records.

First premiered via Prog, you can watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PLZA4aC8oA

Listen to the single via:
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0i44VeicwOXHWXL5uc6sI2
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/the-everest-single/id1125262566
Bandcamp: http://music.basickrecords.com/album/the-everest

In the words of the band: "'The Everest' is titled as such as it deals with a great obstacle. I read an account of an ordeal described as "the Everest of trauma" and it stayed with me. In this case, the obstacle is loss and bereavement. The song itself serves as an assurance to a loved one; no matter how deep their grief, their resilience and strength of character will see them through."

A refreshing and unique blend of atmospheric alt-rock and cinematic post-rock, FOES have achieved an impressive amount since their 2013 debut Ophir. Garnering support from the likes of Kerrang, Rock Sound ("sheer brilliance"), Clash, Q, DIY ("rock-solid riffs and first-album Oceansize atmospherics") and more, the band have played alongside the likes of 36 CrazyfistsHacktivistPress to MecoThe Xcerts, and Listener, just to name a few.

Catch FOES at the following: 
 

29.06.2016 - London, The Black Heart (w/ Destiny Potato + Disperse)
23.07.2016 - Sheffield, Tramlines Festival
20.08.2016 - Bristol, ArcTanGent Festival
21.08.2016 - Cardiff, Throwfest
03.09.2016 - Bedfordshire, Fort Fest


For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/foesuk
http://basickrecords.com/

Swedish industrial metallers Rave the Reqviem unveil new single ahead of upcoming LP

Swedish industrial metallers Rave the Reqviem unveil new single ahead of upcoming LP

Abrasive Swedish industral metallers Rave the Reqviem have today revealed their new single & video for 'Mono Heart' ahead of their upcoming full-length release due in the autumn.

A tantalising insight into the band's sound, 'Mono Heart' was first premiered by Revolver, and is now available to watch here: https://youtu.be/U24m7fzUBlI

The song is available to stream, download or buy here: http://dwa.store/album/mono-heart as a multi-pack bundle with two non-album bonus tracks, including a remix of 'Mono Heart'.

In terms of both songwriting and sound, 'Mono Heart' is everything one might expect from Rave the Reqviem and more – boasting major label production quality while packing both a powerful punch and crystal clear mix.

Initially founded as a one-man project, Rave the Reqviem is now a 5-person behemoth, including the dual mother-son vocal team of Carola and frontman Filip Lönnqvist. Metal and modern electronics fuse and collide to form something truly exhilarating and genre-breaking and have propelled the band to headline tours in Eastern Europe and Russia and festival appearances in Sweden and the UK.

For more information: 
http://www.ravethereqviem.com
http://dwa.store/album/mono-heart
http://dwa.store/album/rave-the-reqviem
https://www.facebook.com/ravethereqviem

Chilean prog rockers AISLES release new single 'Upside Down' with free download ahead of upcoming LP due July 29

Acclaimed Chilean prog rockers AISLES are delighted to unveil the release of new single 'Upside Down' ahead of their upcoming double-LP Hawaii, due July 29 via Presagio Records.

Have a listen & watch here: https://youtu.be/o3JWA-etHoA

Available for free download here: https://aisles.bandcamp.com/track/upside-down

In the words of the band: "Upside Down' talks about a future society that has gained awareness of the tragedy that is losing the planet Earth and decides to begin again, living life in a completely different way. Emotionally it's a song about regret, but at the same time hope, happiness, and freedom. 

Musically we wanted to convey the feeling of vertigo because these humans will live in cylinders that rotate on their axes generating gravity. It's a powerful song. Its energy comes mainly from the vocal performance and the piano lines to transmit the idea of change, transformation and freedom. It has one of the most original guitar solos we've ever written".

Hawaii is available for preorder in various formats and bundles on Aisles official website: http://www.aislesproject.com/aisles/store/store.html

A shining example of prog rock's universal reach, the Chilean band, formed 15 years ago, have a long and illustrious history. Previously nominated in the Italian Prog Awards, the band are the only South American group to be invited to France's Crescendo Festival de Rock Progressif. Hawaii is the band's fourth studio album, a monumental, immersive, beautiful double-disc journey, reminiscent of Camel, Yes, Rush, Genesis, Marillion and more.

For more information:
http://aislesproject.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Aislesproject/
https://twitter.com/Aislesproject
https://www.youtube.com/aislesproject
https://play.spotify.com/artist/1aHj1tpKsDAUDDOMZXcjQg

Swedish rock outfit NORMANDIE reveal video for 'Fight'

Swedish rock outfit NORMANDIE reveal video for 'Fight'

Swedish rockers NORMANDIE have revealed the video for their latest single 'Fight', a track taken from their critically acclaimed debut album Inguz.

The video gives fans a taste of the band's live performance ahead of their UK and European tour dates next month.

Watch 'Fight' here: https://youtu.be/SvSPnNtmifE

Earlier this year Normandie announced their debut UK headline tour, which sees them embark on seven dates including a night at London's Boston Music Rooms. The dates are surrounded by a handful of European shows and festival appearances and mark the band's first time performing in the UK.

Catch Normandie at one of the following dates: 

15.07.2016 - Rock Den See Festival, Mettersdorf AT
16.07.2016 - Bochum Total Festival, Bochum DE
18.07.2016 - Boston Music Rooms, London UK
19.07.2016 - Fuel, Cardiff UK
20.07.2016 - Retro Bar, Manchester UK
21.07.2016 - The Central, Newcastle UK
22.07.2016 - Queens Hall, Nuneaton UK
23.07.2016 - Frog & Fiddle, Cheltenham UK
24.07.2016 - Joiners, Southampton UK
25.07.2016 - Gibus Live, Paris FR
27.07.2016 - La Loggia, Verbania IT
28.07.2016 - La Botte, Modena IT
29.07.2016 - Le Grillen, Colmar FR
30.07.2016 - Trebur Open Air Festival, Frankfurt DE
31.07.2016 - Ars Vitae Cafe, Rodeswisch DE

Since the release of Inguz Normandie have gained support from the Radio 1 Rock Show, Team Rock and Kerrang! Radio, as well as Scuzz TV and Kerrang! TV. The four-piece also inked a US deal with InVogue Records, which has seen them position twice in the US Billboard Charts (#20 Alternative New Artists and #60 Top New Artists). 

Purchase Inguz here: http://www.normandie.bigcartel.com

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/normandieofficial
https://twitter.com/wearenormandie

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Rising alt-rockers PHOENIX CALLING reveal video for 'Hold On To Glory'

Phoenix Calling return with brand new single ‘Rescue Me’, and have launched the video which was premiered on Mosh.


'Rescue Me' marks a change in sound for Phoenix Calling; stripped back verses with a focus on the dynamic vocal parts result in a more mature sound, and instrumental parts that are hugely memorable. This is in part thanks to the input from producer Lee Batiuk (Deaf Havana producer Old Souls / Fools & Worthless Liars deluxe edition), who the band brought back in to work with them once again.

'Rescue Me' is a very personal song with emotive lyrics and strong message. Vocalist Steve Chapmanexplains:
"Rescue Me was written after seeing a Facebook post by our bass player’s father in remembrance of his Dad who had recently passed away. The words were so poetic, honest and heart felt, that I always felt there was a song in there. 
"The song is about loss, memories, reminiscence and being able to find yourself after losing a close friend. Life is short and we should hang onto the times that mean the most to us."


Check out the band on one of the following dates:

July 2nd - Festival Too, Kings Lynn supporting The Vamps
July 10th  - Willow Fest, Peterborough
August 27th - Redhill Rocks, Ratcliffe on Soar
September 4th - Fort Fest, Bedfordshire

More information:

Taking influence from the heartfelt and honest lyrics of Deaf Havana, the melody-driven song structures of Mallory Knox and the power and drive of Fightstar, Phoenix Calling encapsulate the elements that make the British rock genre so profound and deliver a refreshing take on a winning formula. Since their inception the Cambridgeshire quintet have shared stages with Mallory Knox,Young Guns and Nothing But Thieves, received support from Kerrang! TV for their vibrant singlesWasted Life andTraces and have been picked up by BBC Introducing Cambridgeshire.

https://www.facebook.com/phoenixcalling
https://twitter.com/phoenix_calling
http://www.phoenixcalling.com/

Hold Tight PR announces new Creative Partner appointment

Hold Tight PR announces new Creative Partner appointment

Nathan Barley Phillips is re-joining the board of national music and media PR firm, Hold Tight PR LLP, as Creative Partner and Board Director. 

Now in its 7th year, Hold Tight PR has offices in London and Scotland and counts eOne Heavy, Sumerian Records, Fearless Records, Impericon Festivals, Techfest, Victory Records, UNFD and many more amongst its client list

With over 15 years’ experience in brand management, marketing and business development gained within the UK’s music and aerospace industries, Nathan's appointment comes at a time when Hold Tight PR is ramping up its efforts to fuel the rapid growth it has enjoyed in recent years.

Managing Partner, Lisa Coverdale said, “We are delighted that Nathan has re-joined us, he brings considerable industry knowledge and experience to the senior team, further strengthening our media and client offering at an exciting time for the company. Adept at dealing with clients at a senior level and providing considered strategic advice, Nathan also has a sharp, creative mind which will play out perfectly here at Hold Tight PR.”

Currently a serving board member at the Association Of Independent Music (AIM) and A&R Director for Invictus Music & Media, Nathan Barley Phillips formed BASICK RECORDS in 2005 and set about the task of developing a forward thinking record label for heavy music. Releasing early material from emerging UK bands such as Enter Shikari and Fellsilent, the BASICK label soon became synonymous with the cutting edge of heavy music, going on to put out seminal records from Misery Signals, Bury Tomorrow, SikTh, The Algorithm, Skyharbor, Ion Dissonance and Devil Sold His Soul among many others. Now a fully-fledged international record label celebrating its 10th birthday this summer, BASICK continues to be one of the forerunners in its genre.

At Hold Tight PR, Nathan will be responsible for business development, operations and client services. He will also head up a new media training unit at the company.

Nathan said, “I am excited at the prospect of re-joining Hold Tight PR at a time when it has ambitious plans and a growing client portfolio. I look forward to helping add value to its communications proposition whilst helping steer the business at board level to its next stage of evolution.”

Volumes sign to Fearless Records and release new song "Feels Good"

Volumes sign to Fearless Records and release new song "Feels Good"

Fearless Records is thrilled to welcome Los Angeles, CA heavy rock five-piece VOLUMES to the family.

"We ultimately came to the decision to sign with Fearless Records after spending years watching them evolve into one of the top labels," explains bassist Raad Soudani. "The Fearless Records 'family' is a perfect fit for Volumes. We feel more confident moving forward as group and believe this opportunity will open" 

The band have been busy putting the finishing touches on their new album, set to release this autumn, with the addition of new singer Myke Terry (formerly of Bury Your Dead). To give fans a first listen of new music, the band have released their new song and music video for "Feels Good," with the track available on iTunes.

Singer Myke Terry explains, "This song is about realizing we all have a story to tell. Everyone has to deal with their own problems and demons. There's beauty in finding the strength to pull yourself out of darkness. It's horribly bleak when you're down in the trenches.... It feels good to come out on top." 

Check out 'Feels Good' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-Vb08vyvpE 

Formed in 2009, VOLUMES are known to blend together an eclectic mix of musical influences, forging a creative bond between several types of genres that are worlds apart. The line up includes Myke Terry (Vocals), Gus Farias (Vocals), Diego Farias (Guitar), Raad Soudani (Bass), Nick Ursich (Drums). VOLUMES have been a stand-out in their genre for having two dynamic vocalists, utilizing different ranges of singing and screaming to create a layered, charismatic, volatile sound which leaves listeners begging for more. The combination of their efforts results in a fusion between intricate patterns, melodies, aggressive, straight to the point, metal. The band is currently putting the finishing touches on their third full-length, which will follow 2014's No Sleep, and Via (2011), which both peaked at #1 on the iTunes Rock & Metal Charts. 

Next week the band will kick off their full summer slot on the Vans Warped Tour 2016 and then hit the UK on the Sumerian Alliance tour alongside Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya and Black Crown Initiate.

VOLUMES TOUR DATES

09.09.16 Germany Karlsruhe @ Stadtmitte  
10.09.16 Belgium Brussels @ VK  
11.09.16 UK Leeds @ Key Club  
12.09.16 UK Glasgow @ Classic Grand  
13.09.16 UK Manchester @ Sound Control  
14.09.16 UK Cardiff @ The Globe  
15.09.16 UK London @ o2 Islington Academy  
16.09.16 Netherlands Tilburg @ 013  
17.09.16 France Paris @ Fleche d'Or  
18.09.16 France Toulouse @ Metronum    
20.09.16 Spain Madrid @ Changó   
21.09.16 Spain Barcelona @ Salamandra 2  
22.09.16 France Montpellier @ Secret Place  
23.09.16 Italy Milano @ Legend Club  
24.09.16 Switzerland Lausanne @ Cerbervs Fest  
25.09.16 Germany Saarbrücken @ Garage  
26.09.16 Germany München @ Backstage  
27.09.16 Austria Wien @ Arena  
28.09.16 Hungary Budapest @ Durer Kurt  
29.09.16 Poland Katowice @ Mega Club  
30.09.16 Germany Leipzig @ Täubchenthal  
01.10.16 Germany Köln @ Euroblast   
02.10.16 Germany Köln @ Euroblast   
03.10.16 Germany Berlin @ Musik & Frieden  
05.10.16 Sweden Stockholm @ En Arena  
06.10.16 Norway Oslo @ John Dee  
07.10.16 Sweden Gothenburg @ Fangelset   
08.10.16 Denmark Aarhus @ Atlas

https://www.facebook.com/volumesband

Welsh alt-rockers The Decoy announce debut LP 'Avalon'; release new single/video and announce tour dates

Welsh alt-rockers The Decoy announce debut LP 'Avalon'; release new single/video and announce tour dates

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Inspiringly talented and eclectic Welsh alt-rock three-piece The Decoy are delighted to announce their debut full-length record, Avalon, due July 29 via Ghoulish Records.

To celebrate the news, the band have released the debut single from the album. First premiered via Ticketmaster UK; you can now watch 'Cold' here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEzOrLs_7RE

The band have also announced a run of dates - catch the band at:

15 July Alma Inn Bolton
16 July Lounge 41 Workington
17 July TBC
28 July Warehouse 54 Newport
31 July YNOT Festival
4 Aug The Scene Swansea
5 Aug Percy's Curios Whitchurch
6 Aug Sanctuary Live Basingstoke
13 Aug Dragonffli Pontypool
5 Sept Louisiana Bristol
25 Sept Underground Fesival Gloucester

Avalon follows on from the band's critically acclaimed EP, Parasites, which received praise from Kerrang!, Ticketmaster UK, and Glasswerk, who said: 'This is an absolute must-listen, a compelling and vital release from an insanely promising band'.

Avalon was recorded, mixed and mastered by Chris Coulter (Arcane Roots, Reuben, A Plastic Rose), with artwork by the band themselves.

For fans of Reuben, Biffy Clyro, Incubus, The Police, QOTSA and more, Avalon hones the unique originality of the band's previous work. The infectious personality and eclectic approach remain, combined with stadium-sized anthems and joyous vocal hooks and riffs. With a huge range of influences and an even bigger appetite for fun, The Decoy are a band who can’t help but put a smile on your face.

Handpicked to play this year's YNot Festival alongside Creeper, Arcane Roots, and SikTh, The Decoy are a band fast gaining interest, and deservingly so.

For more information:
www.facebook.com/thedecoyuk
https://twitter.com/TheDecoyUK

Avalon tracklisting:

1. Black Mountain Radio
2. Cold
3. Elizabeth
4. Crazy Nights
5. Kids
6. Breathe
7. Habit
8. A Meze
9. Lion
10. Live By The Axe

Hardcore/metal quintet BLACK COAST reveal 'Crows Of The North' video

Hardcore/metal quintet BLACK COAST reveal 'Crows Of The North' video

Hardcore/metal quintet BLACK COAST have revealed the video for their latest single 'Crows Of The North', the third to be taken from their debut EP of the same name. 

Of the song, vocalist Charlie Hewitt explains:

"'Crows Of The North' is probably the most positively messaged song on the EP. I speak about freedom of expression and literally having the guts to do and say what you want within this society, you shouldn't have think a certain way just because you're told to. I write from personal experiences and honesty, that's where I draw my inspiration." 

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/LXPVL1-MvMc

The video has launched ahead of the band's tour dates with Grains in June and Griever in July.

Full tour dates:

23.06.2016 - Newcastle Under Lyme, The Rigger (w/ Grains)
24.06.2016 - Sheffield, Harrisons 1968 (w/ Grains)
25.06.2016 - Northampton, The Bantam (w/ Grains)
26.06.2016 - Bolton, Alma Inn (w/ Grains)
08.07.2016 - Bolton, Alma Inn (w/ Griever)
09.07.2016 - Edinburgh, Opium (w/ Griever)
10.07.2016 - Carmarthen, The Parrot (w/ Griever)
15.07.2016 - Worksop, Frog & Nightgown (w/ Griever)
16.07.2016 - Plymouth, Junction (w/ Griever)
17.07.2016 - Selby, The Venue (w/ Griever)
06.08.2016 - Cheltenham, Frog & Fiddle SummerFest
27.08.2016 - Plymouth, Guildhall (w/ Lonely The Brave, Pay No Respect)

Purchase Crows Of The North here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/crows-of-the-north-ep/id1088551037

Black Coast have been turning heads at rapid speed, their previous two singles 'Mercenary' and 'Violence Reigns' championed by Kerrang! Radio presenter Alex Baker as well as making it onto the Total Rock Radio B-list. Despite the fact that the band are the new kids on the block, there's nothing rusty sounding about their material. Each of the five tracks on Crows Of The North are full of guts, tight riffing, razor-sharp vocals and breakdowns aplenty. That said, the songs are still hook-laden and full of melody.

For more information:
https://www.facebook.com/blackcoastuk/
https://twitter.com/blackcoastuk
https://www.instagram.com/blackcoastuk/